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1 injured in Moreno Valley apartment fire

One person suffered from smoke inhalation in an apartment complex fire at 23394 Hemlock Ave. in Moreno Valley on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

March 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
One person suffered from smoke inhalation in an apartment complex fire in Moreno Valley on Saturday.

The fire started shortly before 4 a.m. in a downstairs unit of the La Pacifica Apartments at 23394 Hemlock Ave., fire officials said.

Firefighters rescued one woman from the fire and found no other residents in the apartment. The woman was taken to an area hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Five engine crews and 21 firefighters were sent to combat the blaze and extinguished the fire in under one hour.

Though the fire was contained to a single unit, two adjacent apartments suffered water damage. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

City News Service contributed to this report.